Gates Foundation Grant Awarded for Innovative Global Health Research

$100,000 Grant to Design Multi-functional Microparticles Awarded to Todd Sulchek

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Todd Sulchek awarded a Gates Foundation grant

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Todd Sulcheck, a Georgia Tech mechanical engineering assistant professor, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design multi-functional microparticles that can fight infectious diseases.

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The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support an innovative global health research project led by Todd Sulchek, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Mechanical Engineering, titled "Complement-based antibiotic microbeads."

Sulchek's project is one of 78 grants announced by the Gates Foundation in the fourth funding round of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to help scientists around the world explore bold and largely unproven ways to improve health in developing countries. The grants were provided to scientists in 18 countries on six continents.

To receive funding, Sulchek and David White, a microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), showed in a two-page application how their idea falls outside current scientific paradigms and might lead to significant advances in global health.

For their project, Sulchek and White plan to design multi-functional microparticles that can fight infectious diseases.

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Gates Foundation, immune system, infectious disease, multi-functional microparticles
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  • Created On: May 31, 2010 - 8:00pm
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